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STUDY FINDS THAT HIGHWAY DELAYS CAN CAUSE ECONOMIC LOSSES OF $8 MILLION TO $250 MILLION IN A SINGLE DAY

Embargoed for Release Until December 8, 2021 Researchers analyze the economic cost of disruptions to a critical transportation network in Virginia, including a hurricane evacuation The shutdown of the Colonial gas pipeline in May 2021 had a disastrous impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, particularly those dependent on the country’s transportation infrastructure. The […]

THE HUMAN AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF COVID-19

Embargoed for Release Until December 7, 2021 New research reveals the economic costs of behavioral responses to the pandemic in the U.S. Throughout its unsteady course, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the behavior of businesses and households.  Those behavioral changes, intensified by government actions like mandatory closures, have had a reverberating impact on the U.S. […]

TEN HONORED BY SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded seven prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new fellows at this year’s virtual annual meeting. These awardees were recognized for their exceptional contributions to SRA and to the risk analysis community. The award recipients were nominated by their peers, selected by an SRA committee, and approved […]

STUDY SHOWS THAT INCREASED VOTING BY MAIL DOES NOT REDUCE THE SECURITY OF U.S. ELECTIONS

The findings are based on a data analysis of potential risks identified in a mail voting “attack tree” Herndon, Va. (January 24, 2022) – Results of a study published in the scientific journal Risk Analysis indicate that the recent increase in mail-based voting due to COVID-19 has not jeopardized the safety of the U.S. elections […]

SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS ANNOUNCES 2022 COUNCIL

HERNDON, VA. (Dec. 13, 2021) – At the 2021 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) virtual Annual Meeting, five new Council members were announced, and SRA welcomed the new President of its’ 2022 Council, Ragnar Lofstedt, Ph.D., King’s College London. Lofstedt succeeds Robyn Wilson, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, who has completed her term and continues […]

WHICH POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES MAKE PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO DISMISS THE RISK OF COVID-19?

New research looks beyond the simple liberal vs. conservative divide Herndon, Va. (February 1, 2022) – A study published in the journal Risk Analysis suggests that people who embrace the ideologies of libertarianism and anti-egalitarianism are more likely to disregard the risks of COVID-19 and oppose government actions.  Assistant professor Yilang Peng of the University […]

How Will Humans Survive a Global Catastrophe?

An analysis of China and Western Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that creating a safe refuge may be an option One suggested way to save humankind in the event of a deadly pandemic or other extreme global catastrophe is establishing a safe refuge – on an island or in such far-out places as the […]